The senior leadership team at Jersey Fire and Rescue recognised the need to take a proactive approach to resilience and develop skills for the many stressful events they experienced regularly. As well as incident stress, they are liable to other organisational stressors such as interpersonal relations, change and lean resourcing.
How we helped
Favouring a pro-active approach we developed Resilience leader skills for challenging situations both incident related and day-to-day.
The skills can be employed on incidents, in the station or at home as well as being applied to various aspects of change. The 4 areas of focus were leadership, self-awareness, well-being and overall resilience.
Work better, Live, better, Feel better
Dramatic reductions in stress and improved emotional thriving
A FORMULA FOR THRIVING
“I am far more productive, and the resilience programme helped me physically, emotionally and mentally. It helps me deal with the pressures and stress we get as firefighters and leaders. I’d recommend your resilience training to anyone in Emergency Services. It’s that good.” Watch commander
Our programmes focus on organisational and psycho-social factors to raise resilience levels in people and create the conditions where people thrive. It’s an essential differentiation as resilience is often thought of as ‘bounce back’, and some mental health programmes have a small section on building resilience.
WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP OTHERS
” The senior team became such strong advocates of our programme that they offered training rooms in a local station to help us deliver resilience training for parents in our community for free. We will always be grateful for that support.”
Emma Ogilvie – Our Community Project Lead